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The Ultimate Merida Packing List: 15 Essentials

Updated: May 7

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Colorful architecture, rich Mayan culture and historical ruins, delicious food, and friendly locals are all reasons to visit Merida, Mexico. Located in the Yucatan state, this capital city is a must-visit destination!

Prepare for your trip to Merida by learning what to pack for your trip. This Merida packing list includes everything you need to stay comfortable during your stay. From seasonal essentials to year-round items, learn what to pack for Merida below.

Are you going with a friend? Share this ultimate Merida packing list with your travel partner! No more wondering what to wear in Merida, Mexico. 

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What to Pack for Merida

No matter what time of year you plan to visit Merida, make sure you pack the following essentials.

The sun can be brutal here, and you don’t want a bad sunburn or heat stroke to ruin your trip. Get ready for your Mexican adventure with the following Merida packing list.

What to Wear in Merida, Mexico

Merida is hot pretty much year round. It occasionally dips down below 70°F in winter, but for the most part you can expect temperatures to stay above 80° here. This makes knowing what to wear in Merida, Mexico easier!

Because it’s warm year-round, you’ll need the same basics no matter what time of year you visit. Below are my recommendations on what to wear in Merida, Mexico. I’ll include some seasonal essentials as well.

Tank Tops - Tank tops are great for any time of year in Merida. You can wear them alone in the summer, or layer them on cooler days with a cardigan. I always pack a tank top or two when traveling. Remember to add these to your Merida packing list!

Short Sleeve Shirts - Hot weather means short sleeve shirts. Stay cool but avoid getting sunburned on your shoulders by packing short sleeves. I recommend linen or sweat wicking, especially if you’re visiting Merida anytime from spring to summer.

Linen Pants or Joggers - Most locals wear pants in Merida so bringing a pair is a good idea. Avoid overheating and pack a pair of linen pants or joggers. They’re lightweight, super comfortable, and don’t take up nearly as much space as a pair of jeans.

Dresses - You can also wear dresses in Merida; in fact they make the perfect outfit in the heat. Pack a dress or two for your Merida adventures or dress up for dinner at one of the nicest restaurants in town.

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Shorts - While shorts are a little less common in Merida, I still recommend packing a pair or two. They don’t take up much space, and on really hot days you’ll want to wear them. If you plan on adding any Merida day trips or tours to your visit, shorts can come in handy for them too.

Sandals - Because of the warm weather, you’ll want to have a pair of sandals in your suitcase as well. Remember you’ll be walking a lot so only add your comfiest sandals to your Merida packing list.

Lightweight Jacket - Even in the warmer months it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or cardigan when traveling to Merida. The evenings can get chilly when the sun goes down, and it can double as sun protection for your arms if needed. 

Rain Jacket - Summer is the rainiest season in Merida. Stay dry with a compact rain jacket. Fall can also get quite rainy too, so bring a rain jacket or compact umbrella if you plan to visit anytime between June through October.

Outfit Inspiration: What to Wear in Merida

Here's what to wear in Merida! Browse my Merida, Mexico outfit inspiration and get ready to explore the stunning architecture, Mayan history, and charming streets of Merida.

I don't recommend carrying a tote bag around with you in Merida, but they can make a great size "personal item" when you're flying. Use it as a carry-on!

Merida Mexico Outfit Inspiration

Shop the Merida, Mexico outfit above: White Tank Top || Linen Pants || Tote Bag || White Sneakers || Sunglasses || Cardigan || Black Dress


Merida Mexico Outfit Inspiration

Shop the Merida, Mexico outfit above: White Shirt || Khaki Cardigan || Maxi Dress || Sun Hat || Waist Pack || Sandals

Merida Packing List: Non-Clothes Essentials

As well as knowing what clothes to pack, it’s important to remember these essentials too. Make the most of your time in Mexico by knowing what to pack for Merida. 

Colorful street in Merida, Mexico - Merida Packing List

Packing for Merida, Mexico

Merida, Mexico is a must-visit destination in North America. The city boasts colorful architecture, rich culture still deeply rooted in Mayan history, incredible food, and a ton of sights and activities to stay busy. 

Prepare for your trip to this Mexican gem with the ultimate 3 day itinerary and Merida packing list. Knowing what to expect and what to pack are two of the most important things when planning a trip.

You’ll be able to stay comfortable and make the most of your time in this gorgeous city. If you have the time, I highly recommend exploring more of Mexico. This country has so many great cities, beautiful beaches, and scenic nature gems. And did I mention incredible food?

Get your bags out, now you know what to wear in Merida, it’s time to start packing!

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Hi, I'm Georgina, adventure enthusiast and creator of Alpacka My Bags. I'm here for all of your travel and adventure planning needs! 


I've been exploring this beautiful planet since I was a child, so I decided it was time to share my travel tips with others to enjoy. After college, I knew the "traditional career path" was not for me.


I needed to travel and explore what this world has to offer. It sounds cliché but you do only live once. So I made going on adventures a priority, and soon realized that I wanted to share them with others so you can enjoy them too! 

My passion is spreading the travel bug and showing others that travel is attainable and so worth it. From itineraries to camping tips to packing lists, Alpacka My Bags has you covered!

Join me, and often my partner and my dog, as we find exciting adventures and travel recommendations for you! If you've been bit by the travel bug just as I have, I hope you find my tips useful for all of your future travels.

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